40tude's inaugural Mountaineering Challenge: Winter 2018
Congratulations to all those who bravely took part recently in 40tude's new mountaineering challenge: a winter ascent of Mount Toubkal, Northern Africa’s highest mountain.
A team of 26 novice mountaineers took up the challenge to trek to Toubkal in the beautiful snow-covered High Atlas Mountains, overcoming the effects of the high altitude and learning to use ice axes and crampons for this challenging 3-day winter expedition. Led by our event partner Far Frontiers Expeditions Ltd, the team battled deep snow and bitter winds to reach the summit ridge of Mount Toubkal on the morning of Saturday 3rd February, at a height of 4,100 metres.
This new challenge for 40tude has helped to raise both awareness of colon cancer and the importance of getting screened for this type of cancer - as well as vital funds to enable 40tude to continue to support inspirational research programmes targeted at the early detection and treatment of colon cancer. We're delighted that over £64,000 has been raised so far as a result of the expedition team's amazing efforts. Many congratulations and thank you to all who took part!